Ise Province, Futami-ga-ura

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Ise Province, Futami-ga-ura by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ise Province, Futami-ga-ura

Series; Sights of the Provinces
Shokoku Meisho

Original, Limited Edition Hiroshige prints - We are excited to offer a fantastic group of rare original Hiroshige prints from their first and only printing in the 1970's. Hiroshige created the designs for this group, but they were never printed during his lifetime. They were intended for Edo era release, however, the sketches were never published.

In the 1970’s, Robert G. Sawers learned of the existence of these 21 original drawings and expertly produced the only edition of this group ever released. He limited the production to only 250 prints of each design. Please note, this is an unnumbered print from the series, produced as a printing proof. Included in this first edition group are prints from a series titled "Calligraphy as Taught by the Chancellor Sugawara," prints intended for a series entitled "Sights of the Provinces", as well as several rare kacho-e designs by Hiroshige.

Originally conceived during the height of Hiroshige's creative output, this series is an absolute masterwork and a must-buy for any serious Hiroshige collector. Limited to only 250 prints, this is an extremely rare series - don't miss this opportunity to acquire a beautiful original Hiroshige print from this most unusual group. You just won’t find these prints elsewhere, so bid now!

Collection Information - Each print is presented in an individual windowed paper folder. Please note, this is an unnumbered print from the edition, produced as a printing proof. The set was released with a scholarly, introductory foreword by noted expert Jack Hillier. Please see below for Hillier’s forward and description of this project (a photo copy of this will be included with each print).

Ise Province, Futami-ga-ura - Wonderful view of two women passing by the famous Wedded Rocks at Ise near Futami. The sacred rocks are connected by shimenawa rope, and a torii temple gate is perched on top. The two women wear hats and carry walking sticks as they stroll along the beach. A terrific view of this sacred site.

Signed - Hiroshige ga
Sealed - Ichiryusai

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 9 1/2" x 4 1/2" + full margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. Mounted at top corners to original folder.

Ise Province, Futami-ga-ura by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Ise Province, Futami-ga-ura by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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